2021 M&A Report

The 2021 M&A Report provides a global M&A market review and outlook, as well as insights on the following topics:

  • Takeover defenses for public companies
  • The impact of buy-side representation and warranty insurance on deal terms in private company sales
  • Recent SEC amendments providing financial statement disclosure relief for business acquisitions and dispositions
  • Steps boards can take to limit the impact of Delaware courts’ increasing openness to shareholder books and records demands
  • A comparison of deal terms in public and private company acquisitions
  • The challenges and potential benefits of pre-IPO acquisitions
  • Special considerations for parties doing M&A deals in California
  • Deal term trends in VC-backed company acquisitions